Top 17 Reasons for the Olympus OM-D E-M5

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Top 17 Reasons for the

Olympus OM-D E-M5

Compared to Nikon 1 V1

239
Vastly more megapixels (photo)
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16.1MP
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10.1MP
1.59x more megapixels (photo)

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179
Vastly larger sensor
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13 x 17.3mm
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8.8 x 13.2mm
1.94x larger sensor. The larger the sensor the more light the sensor captures yielding in better image quality.

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123
Has a flip-out screen
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Yes
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No
Flip-out screens are useful for doing tricky shots.

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95
Notably higher maximum light sensitivity
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25600ISO
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6400ISO
4x higher maximum light sensitivity. With a higher light sensitivity (ISO level), the sensor absorbs more light. This can be used to capture moving objects using a fast shutter speed, or to take images in low light without using a flash.

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72
Has WiFi
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Yes
vs
No
The device can connect to WiFi.

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69
Has a stereo microphone
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Yes
vs
No
A stereo microphone allows to record audio files or movies in stereo without an external microphone.

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47
Has sensor shift stabilization
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Yes
vs
No
With sensor shift, the image sensor (rather than the lens) moves to counterbalance any vibration of the camera. This means the image will be stabilised regardless of what lens is being used.

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45
Has a touch screen
Comment
Yes
vs
No
You can operate the device easily, by pressing the screen with your fingers.

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45
Weather sealed
Comment
Yes
vs
No
Device is protected with extra seals to prevent failures due to any kind of weather.

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43
Supports AVCHD format
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Yes
vs
No
AVCHD (Advanced Video Coding High Definition) is a file-based format for the digital recording and playback of high-definition video. It's a standard popular among professional cameras and camcorders.

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43
Has an optical viewfinder
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Yes
vs
No
An optical viewfinder (or OVF) allows the photographer to compose a shot while seeing exactly what the lens sees. There is no time lag and they require no power - as opposed to electronic viewfinders which can drain battery life. They are also better in low light situations.

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42
Significantly less startup delay
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1.1s
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1.3s
0.20s less startup delay. It takes less time for the camera to turn on and take a first picture.

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41
Has continuous autofocus when recording movies
Comment
Yes
vs
No
When recording movies they stay focussed and sharp.

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34
Appreciably more lenses available
Comment
26
vs
4
22 more lenses available. A bigger variety of brand lenses means that you have more options and can find one that suits your needs.

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33
Significantly longer exposure time
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60s
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30s
30s longer exposure time. When the camera shutter is open for a long time, more light is absorbed by the sensor. You can use this slow shutter speed to produce vivid night time photography, or capture the trajectory of moving objects such as motorway traffic.

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32
Has manual focus
Comment
Yes
vs
No
This allows to manually set the focus.

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31
Has 3D photo/video recording capabilities
Comment
Yes
vs
No
The device captures 3D still photos and/or 3D videos due to two separate lenses.

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Top 17 Reasons for the

Nikon 1 V1

Compared to Olympus OM-D E-M5

143
Vastly more focus points
Comment
135
vs
35
100 more focus points. The more focus points the more flexibility in picking which part of the scene to focus on. They also give the image sensor a better probability in identifying the right area of the scene to focus on in more automatic modes.

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128
Sizably faster shooting at highest resolution with AF as JPEG format
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10fps
vs
9fps
11.11% faster shooting at highest resolution with AF as JPEG format. Fast continuous shooting is useful for catching action shots.

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102
Distinctly lighter
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294g
vs
425g
131g lighter

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67
Amply higher pixel density
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471ppi
vs
375ppi
25.60% higher pixel density

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62
Notably faster maximum shutter speed
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0.0000625s
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0.00025s
4x faster maximum shutter speed. A faster maximum shutter speed allows taking pictures of fast moving subjects without blur.

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60
Significantly more battery power
Comment
1900mAh
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1220mAh
1.56x more battery power

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60
Sizably higher resolution
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1176x784px
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901x676px
1.51x higher resolution

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57
Less body volume
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373.58cm³
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466.89cm³
24.98% less body volume

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56
A lot shorter
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76mm
vs
89mm
13mm shorter

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55
Distinctly higher resolution (screen)
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921k dots
vs
610k dots
311k dots higher resolution (screen). A higher screen resolution provides a sharper image, making it easier to review your photos.

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51
Reasonably narrower
Comment
113mm
vs
122mm
9mm narrower

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46
Has GPS
Comment
Yes
vs
No
GPS enables global positioning, useful in map, geo-tagging or navigation apps.

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46
Significantly less shutter lag
Comment
0.097s
vs
0.277s
0.18s less shutter lag. The amount of time it takes the camera to take a photo, without having to focus.

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40
Has timelapse function
Comment
Yes
vs
No
A timelapse shows a long passage of time sped up. A series of photographs taken from the same position over a long period is joined together to create a short video. It is great way to capture things like the setting sun, or clouds moving across the sky.

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34
Can be controlled remotely
Comment
Yes
vs
No
A remote control allows you to control the device remotely. The remote control can be included or optional.

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25
Supports slow motion video recording
Comment
Yes
vs
No

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23
Every pixel has three subpixels.
Comment
Yes
vs
No
The device has a display with three full subpixels per pixel, resulting in a sharp and crisp picture. Pixels in some displays (like AMOLED) share one subpixel to preserve space. This can result in a less crisp, slightly blurred image.

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